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Nunez blast powers Red Sox to Game One win over Dodgers

(Reuters) - Eduardo Nunez slammed a three-run pinch hit homer and Andrew Benintendi collected four hits to power the Boston Red Sox to a 8-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game One of the World Series on Tuesday. Read More

 

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NBA roundup: Griffin scores 50 in Pistons' OT win

Blake Griffin scored a career-high 50 points, including a game-winning three-point play with 1.8 seconds left in overtime, and the Detroit Pistons edged the visiting Philadelphia 76ers 133-132 on Tuesday. More »

 

Shurmur: Giants won't trade QB Manning

The New York Giants traded away a starter on Tuesday, but they won't be dealing their starting quarterback before the Oct. 30 deadline, head coach Pat Shurmur said. More »

 

NBA notebook: Rondo denies spitting at Paul

Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo remains steadfast that he did not intentionally spit at Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul on Saturday, which led to a brawl and suspensions for both players and Lakers forward Brandon Ingram. More »

 

NFL notebook: Carr defends himself, refutes report

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr refuted the assertion that he cried on the field after taking a hit during the team's Week 6 game against the Seattle Seahawks in London. More »

 

Dodgers' Ryu hopes to add World Series glory to Olympic gold

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin says he will be ready to make his first World Series start on Wednesday against the Boston Red Sox, where he hopes to deliver a performance like the ones that helped South Korea capture Olympic gold in 2008. More »

 

Federer survives scare to beat Krajinovic in Basel opener

(Reuters) - Top seed Roger Federer showed signs of ring rust in his first match at the Swiss Indoors on Tuesday but still had enough in the tank to push past unseeded Serbian Filip Krajinovic 6-2 4-6 6-4 and reach the last-16 in Basel. More »

 

FIFA head says Qatar World Cup to be best yet

DOHA (Reuters) - FIFA President Gianni Infantino hailed Qatar's progress on infrastructure ahead of its 2022 World Cup and said the tournament is poised to be the best one yet during a visit to the next host nation on Tuesday. More »

 

Surging Texans ready to tackle depleted Dolphins

Miraculous is too strong a word, but the early season turnaround orchestrated by the Texans has fashioned quite the unexpected result: Houston sits alone atop the AFC South. More »

 

Sport funding model 'broken', say Australian Olympic champions

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Swimmer Ian Thorpe headlined a who's who of Australian Olympic champions calling for more government spending on elite sport on Wednesday, writing in an open letter that the current funding model was "broken". More »

 

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